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Book Reviews

What We're Reading: Story Collections We're Loving

Originally posted 04/04/2013 05:00PM

Sometimes it's nice to shelve a thick novel in favor of something a little bit shorter.

Story collections are making a big comeback, and this week PEOPLE staffers can't get enough of them. From the darkly funny dystopian tales of Sam Lipsyte to the latest from critical darling Alice Munro, check out what we're reading. Then let us know what books you can't put down.

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What We're Reading: Memoirs We Can't Put Down

What We're Reading: Memoirs We Can't Put Down

Originally posted 03/28/2013 06:30PM

A great memoir grips you from the start – and never lets go.

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What We're Reading: Book Club Finds

What We're Reading: Book Club Finds

Originally posted 03/21/2013 05:00PM

Reading is like clothes shopping: when you do it with friends, sometimes that thing you just know isn't your style turns out to be a perfect fit. Below, our comfort-zone expanding book club picks. Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading: Books That Inspire Us

Originally posted 03/14/2013 05:00PM

Who doesn't need a little uplift?

This week our staffers are finding inspiration in a POW who never gave up, an intuitive's ideas on fate and free will, and the Queen (Mrs. Keep-calm-and-carry-on herself).

Check out our picks, then share your thoughts and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading: Does This Buzzy New Diet Work?

Originally posted 03/07/2013 05:00PM

When a book's getting tons of buzz, we like to see what all the fuss is about.

This week's staff picks include hugely praised short stories, a controversial look at women and work, and a British diet phenom just hitting our shores. Add your comments below – and let us know what you're reading!

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UpdatePosted 02/28/2013 04:30PM

What We're Reading: Looking for the Next Big Thing in YA Fiction ... and More!

Originally posted 02/28/2013 12:15PM

We're big book lovers around here – novels, celebrity memoirs, the classics, YA fiction … anything that grabs and transports us.

This week's selection of staff book picks reflects our fairly eclectic tastes. Check out what we're reading this week below, and keep the conversation going by letting us know in the comments what books are capturing your imagination.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Oscars Edition

Originally posted 02/23/2013 11:30AM

Oscar weekend is here, and we've got movies on the brain – and on our Kindles, iPads and nightstands. Aside from watching Hollywood, we're reading about it, and catching up on some of the books that have inspired it.

Look below to see some of our recent staff favorites, and let us know what you're reading in the comments. After all, a book club's no fun without a good conversation.

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